Oscars 2022: India's official entry 'Koozhangal' out of race, 'Writing With Fire' makes it

Oscars 2022: India's official entry 'Koozhangal' out of race, 'Writing With Fire' makes it

Keeping the flame ignited for India is another film, Rintu Thomas’ ‘Writing with Fire’ in documentary feature category.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced its shortlists in 10 categories. Oscars in categories including Best International Film, Documentary Feature, Live Short, Original Song and others were announced.

Sadly, India’s official entry this year for Best International Feature, Tamil film ‘Koozhangal (Pebbles)’ is out of the race for Oscars. Keeping the flame ignited for India is another film, Rintu Thomas’ ‘Writing with Fire’ in documentary feature category.

Check out the shortlisted names in Oscars Best International Film category:

  • Great Freedom (Austria) – dir. Sebastian Meise

  • Playground (Belgium) – dir. Laura Wandel

  • Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom (Bhutan) – dir. Pawo Choyning Dorji

  • Flee (Denmark) – dir. Jonas Poher Rasmussen

  • Compartment No. 6 (Finland) – dir. Juho Kuosmanen

  • I’m Your Man (Germany) – dir. Maria Schrader

  • Lamb (Iceland) – dir. Valdimar Jóhannsson

  • A Hero (Iran) – dir. Asghar Farhadi

  • The Hand of God (Italy) – dir. Paolo Sorrentino

  • Drive My Car (Japan) – dir. Ryusuke Hamaguchi

  • Hive (Kosovo) – dir. Blerta Basholli

  • Prayers for the Stolen (Mexico) – dir. Tatiana Huezo

  • The Worst Person in the World (Norway) – dir. Joachim Trier

  • Plaza Catedral (Panama) – dir. Abner Benaim

  • The Good Boss (Spain) – dir. Fernando León de Aranoa

Meanwhile, check out the Best Documentary Feature category for Oscars 2022:

  • Ascension (MTV Documentary Films) – dir. Jessica Kingdon

  • Attica (Showtime) – dir. Stanley Nelson

  • Billie Eilish: The World’s a Little Blurry (Apple Original Films) – dir. RJ Cutler

  • Faya Dayi (Janus Films) – dir. Jessica Beshir

  • The First Wave (National Geographic) – dir. Matthew Heineman

  • Flee (Neon) – dir. Jonas Poher Rasmussen

  • In the Same Breath (HBO Documentary Films) – dir. Nanfu Wang

  • Julia (Sony Pictures Classics) – dir. Julie Cohen, Betsy West

  • President (Greenwich Entertainment) – dir. Camilla Nielsson

  • Procession (Netflix) – dir. Robert Greene

  • The Rescue (National Geographic) – dir. Jimmy Chin, Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi

  • Simple as Water (HBO Documentary Films) – dir. Megan Mylan

  • Summer of Soul (…Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)” (Hulu/Searchlight Pictures) – dir. Quest Love

  • The Velvet Underground (Apple Original Films) – dir. Todd Haynes

  • Writing with Fire (Music Box Films) – dir. Rintu Thomas

This year’s Oscars list for Best Original Song includes:

  • So May We Start? from Annette (Amazon Studios) Ron Mael, Russell Mael (Sparks)

  • Down To Joy from Belfast (Focus Features) Van Morrison

  • Right Where I Belong from Brian Wilson: Long Promised Road (Screen Media Films) Brian Wilson, Jim James

  • Automatic Woman from Bruised (Netflix) H.E.R. (other songwriters to be added)

  • Dream Girl from Cinderella (Amazon Studios) Idina Menzel, Laura Veltz

  • Beyond The Shore from CODA (Apple Original Films) Nicholai Baxter, Matt Dahan, Sian Heder, Marius de Vries

  • The Anonymous Ones from Dear Evan Hansen (Universal Pictures) Benj Pasek, Justin Paul, Amandla Stenberg

  • Just Look Up from Don’t Look Up (Netflix) Nicholas Britell, Ariana Grande, Scott Mescudi, Taura Stinson

  • Dos Oruguitas from Encanto (Walt Disney Pictures) Lin-Manuel Miranda

  • Somehow You Do from Four Good Days (Vertical Entertainment) Diane Warren

  • Guns Go Bang from The Harder They Fall (Netflix) Jeymes Samuel, Scott Mescudi, Shawn Carter

  • Be Alive from King Richard (Warner Bros) Beyoncé Knowles-Carter, Dixson

  • No Time To Die from No Time to Die (MGM/United Artists Releasing) Billie Eilish, Finneas O’Connell

  • Here I Am (Singing My Way Home) from Respect (MGM/United Artists Releasing) Jamie Alexander Hartman, Jennifer Hudson, Carole King

  • Your Song Saved My Life from Sing 2 (Illumination/Universal Pictures) Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton, Larry Mullen, Jr.

Oscars 2022: India's official entry 'Koozhangal' out of race, 'Writing With Fire' makes it
Tamil drama 'Koozhangal' is India's official entry for Oscars 2022

Academy also announced shortlists for the makeup and hairstyling, sound, visual effects, original score, and short films; animated, documentary and live-action.

The 94th Academy Awards (Oscars) will be held on March 27. The final nominees will be announced on February 8, 2022.

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